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  • Muslim Cab Drivers Quit Over Cleveland’s Gay Games Promo

    04/14/2014 7:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Outlook Columbus ^ | 04/14/2014
    Some Cleveland taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at the city’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games.WOIO-TV in Cleveland reported that at least 17 drivers have refused to drive cabs with Gay Games signs. Most of the drivers are Muslim and have cited religious objections, the station said.Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosts a dedicated service in which three local cab companies use special vehicles and preset rates.According to the airport website, the drivers who participate in the service receive “enhanced customer-service training.”Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe...
  • Cleveland Clinic CEO: 3/4 Of Obamacare Signups Will Face Higher Premiums

    03/30/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/30/14 | Staff
    A leading healthcare expert poured cold water on the administration’s recent Obamacare enthusiasm, saying that three quarters of those signed up will face higher premiums than under their previous insurance. “Out of people that have signed up about three quarters will find premiums higher than previously with other insurance,” Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic said on Fox News Sunday. “Hospitals are going to be paid less for what they do,” Cosgrove continued. “And we also know insurers are paying less too. We have to become more efficient in how we deliver care which is a big changefor...
  • Who Will Lead the Fight to Catholicize the Summer Reading Lists at Catholic High Schools?

    03/28/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    The Culture of Life Review ^ | 3/28/2014 | Brother Decan
    Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous state of Catholic high school summer reading lists by highlighting one particularly smutty and ludicrously vulgar novel assigned to incoming freshmen at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.  And St. Ignatius wasn't alone - a quick google search revealed that dozens of other Catholic schools had assigned the same poorly written piece of garbage.  We really don't want to revisit here all the gratuitously lewd, crude and lascivious passages in this very unfortunates selection for teen reading. But for purposes of background and so that others can grasp the gravity...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

    02/14/2014 8:55:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Feb 11, 2014 | Ed Gallek
    EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland Updated: Feb 11, 2014 By Ed Gallek Ed Gallek talks to Matthew Robinson, the latest victim in a downtown attack There's evidence of more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland. A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA's Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him. Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing. The incident...
  • Travelers at Cleveland Hopkins Airport brace for cuts by United Airlines (60%+ of flights to be cut)

    02/01/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 46 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | February 01, 2014 | Stephanie Kuzydym
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – United Airlines confirmed Saturday that departures from Cleveland will be cut by about 60 percent due to unprofitable operations in the city. Northeast Ohio Media Group spoke with several travelers to get their feelings on what the cutbacks will mean. Here’s what they had to say: Omar Garcia of Cleveland uses United to fly to Puerto Rico. It’s what he’s flown since he came to America five years ago from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. It’s the same airline his mother, brothers, sisters and their families used to move to America. He was at the airport Saturday to pick...
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • 10-year-old girls want Jim Tressel as next Cleveland Browns coach

    01/02/2014 7:57:05 PM PST · by publius321 · 20 replies
    Although a little crass, these girls make more cogent points than the sports analysts I've heard regarding who should coach the Cleveland Browns...(Video)
  • Cleveland Browns to fire Chudzinski...rumor

    12/29/2013 5:07:47 PM PST · by 88keys · 15 replies
    88keys ^ | today | 88keys
    Rumor has it Rob Chudzinski (sic) will be fired as Browns coach after today's loss to Pittsburgh. IMHO, it's Lombardi and Banner that ought to be fired. Just saying. Five Pro-Bowler's plus one alternate, and an abysmal record...this tells me it's not the coach, it's the player personnel he was given to work with. Perhaps the Browns really could re-build, like KC did, but not if there is absolutely no stability to the program, and we have "back-stabbing crap-weasels" in charge of the draft/front office (quote from a friend - sums it up, check the history in C-town!)...
  • OH:Suspected robber shot dead during Cleveland home invasion identified by medical examiner

    12/29/2013 8:46:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the Cleveland man shot dead Tuesday morning while he and another suspect invaded an East Side home in an attempted robbery. Officials say Robert L. Brown, 20, died near the Rudyard Road home where he and another man beat and pistol-whipped resident Everton Mosby, 24. Mosby shot Brown and cohort Willie R. Riley, 27, about 2:30 a.m. The suspects approached Mosby in his driveway and forced him inside the home, police said. Mosby, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was able to reach his weapon and open...
  • Snowstorm Expands: To Impact More Than 110 Million

    12/14/2013 7:07:15 AM PST · by george76 · 152 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | December 14, 2013 | Alex Sosnowski
    Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from the Midwest and into the Northeast as the day progresses on Saturday. The snowstorm will span more than 1,000 miles. Snow will fall on and impact every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people.
  • A Christmas Story tour: Where to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary in Cleveland

    12/05/2013 10:59:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 44 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | December 05, 2013 | By Laura DeMarco
    The A Christmas Story House and Museum is not the only way fans can celebrate the film's legacy in Cleveland. Read on for a guide to all things "A Christmas Story"– just don't shoot your eye out. A Christmas Story House and Museum: Open seven days a week, year-round, at 3159 West 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Call 216-298-4919 or email info@achristmasstoryhouse.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free...
  • Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant

    11/12/2013 6:48:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Vardon
    Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant By Joe Vardon The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:46 AM President Barack Obama won re-election in Ohio last year on the winds of the argument that the economy here and elsewhere was improving. On Thursday, he’ll be back, but Democrats’ message on the economy has changed now that the goal is to defeat Republican Gov. John Kasich next fall. Obama will visit the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland to “deliver remarks on the economy and the strength of American manufacturing,” said a White House official. How Obama’s talk...
  • Ohio Report Cites Possibility That Ariel Castro Died Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation, Not Suicide

    10/10/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/10/13 | AP via CBS
    Ohio report cites possibility that Ariel Castro died auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.
  • Cleveland Clinic to cut $330 million from next year's budget, may cut jobs

    09/18/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 19 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Sept 18, 2013 | Brie Zeltner
    Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Toby Cosgrove told employees this morning that the health system may have to eliminate jobs to meet a target of cutting $330 million from its 2014 budget. The Clinic will first offer early voluntary retirement to about 3,000 employees, who will be notified in October. It’s not clear if any further cuts in staff could be avoided if all these employees choose to retire, however. About 60 percent of the hospital system’s costs are in labor, salaries and benefits, said spokeswoman Eileen Sheil, and “there’s only so much you can do with non-staff cost cutting. “Healthcare...
  • Twitter Reports Ariel Castro Dead

    09/03/2013 9:17:40 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 55 replies
    Twitter is buzzing with this rumor, hung himself in cell, I can't find any media reports yet.
  • Ariel Castro found dead in cell

    09/03/2013 9:25:28 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 21 replies
    Ariel Castro found dead hanged in cell
  • Official says convicted Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro has killed himself in prison. More ...

    09/03/2013 9:38:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical staff performed CPR before Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Report: Ariel Castro dead

    09/03/2013 9:48:11 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/4/2013
    Ariel Castro, who pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts of kidnapping, rape and murder, was found dead in his cell,
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Cleveland Police Disciplining 75 Cops After An Unarmed Couple Was Shot At 137 Times

    08/06/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 135 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2013 | Pamela Engel
    Cleveland police officials said Friday they're disciplining 75 of officers for their involvement in a police chase that ended in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman, The Plain Dealer reports. The pair were shot at 137 times while in their car, parked in a middle school parking lot. No officers were injured in what police called a "full blown-out" firefight. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine told reporters in February that "there is nothing normal about this case. ... This is a tragedy." In November, about 60 police vehicles pursued the two suspects in a 25-minute chase spanning...
  • Plain Dealer in Cleveland cuts about one-third of newsroom staff, plans 3-day-a-week delivery

    07/31/2013 3:19:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2013
    The Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper. About 50 reporters, photographers, page designers and other Newspaper Guild-covered employees received layoff notices, according to the guild.
  • Cleveland police, report refute Texas Rangers’ reliever Tanner Scheppers memory of Thursday attack

    07/28/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/28/2013 | Evan Grant
    A day after Tanner Scheppers reported he was unavailable after being “sucker-punched” while leaving a Cleveland restaurant, a different version of the story is being reported, as well. In it, Scheppers was the instigator in a fight at a Cleveland restaurant/bar at approximately 2:30 a.m.. He was one of three Rangers at Pannini’s, along with reliever Joe Nathan and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. According to an unnamed source in local weekly Cleveland Scene, Scheppers “lost a bar fight. He had 10 chances to walk away before this happened.”
  • Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers cleared for action after being assaulted in Cleveland

    07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 27, 2013 | Mark Townsend
    Life on the road can be dangerous for professional athletes. Unfortunately for Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, he found that out the hard way after the team arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night for their weekend series against the Indians. According to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Scheppers was attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland after going out for a food run. The assault took place about two blocks away from the team's hotel, and as a result Scheppers was unavailable to pitch on Friday night after suffering a laceration near his left eye...
  • Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers attacked on Cleveland street

    07/27/2013 1:49:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/27/2013 | Evan Grant
    <p>Texas Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers was not available in Friday’s extra-inning loss to Cleveland because he was dealing with the after-effects of being attacked by “several young males,” on a street two blocks from the team hotel Thursday night.</p> <p>Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and “sucker-punched.” He did not recall the time, but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.</p>
  • Prosecutors to offer life without parole plus 1,000 years in Cleveland kidnappings plea deal

    07/25/2013 8:41:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jul 25, 2013 | Kate Snow, Richard Esposito and Erin McClam, NBC News
    Ohio prosecutors Thursday were close to reaching a plea deal with Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive for a decade. That deal, which he is expected to accept, is life without parole with an additional 1,000 years, NBC News has learned.
  • OH:Cleveland man shoots intruder holding fiancée at gunpoint; Resident applauded by councilman

    07/19/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Deb Lee
    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man is being praised by a city councilman for shooting an armed intruder at his Pawnee Avenue home Tuesday. "Whoever shot this dirt bag ought to get a medal," Ward 11 Councilman Mike Polensek said. "I might get a proclamation for him.” It all started when Jacquella Lattimore left the house to take her children to camp. Police say she was accosted by three men who were trying to force her back into the house at gunpoint. What the intruders apparently didn't know is that Lattimore's fiancé, Johnny Bridges, was watching from the window with his...
  • Man wants Browns pallbearers so team 'can let him down one last time'

    07/08/2013 1:09:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 8, 2013 11:27 am ET | By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
    People always throw out weird stuff surrounding their death ("When I die I want blah blah blah") but you rarely see people follow through on it. Not Scott E. Entsminger, a Browns fan who died at the age of 55 on July 4. Entsminger "was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band." He was also, per his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, a "lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder."
  • Cleveland police officers punished for 137-bullet chase

    06/11/2013 12:31:36 PM PDT · by deport · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6-11-2013 | CBS News
    The city fired a police sergeant, demoted two other supervisors and suspended nine more Tuesday for their roles in the chase in which officers fired 137 shots and killed a fleeing driver and his passenger. ....Of the 276 officers on duty on the evening of Nov. 29, 104 were involved in some way in the chase. Russell was shot 23 times and Williams 24 after a half-hour pursuit.end snips
  • Ariel Castro Update: Accused Cleveland kidnapper indicted on 329 counts, report says

    06/07/2013 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7, 2013
    A grand jury in Cuyahoga County, Ohio has returned a 329-count indictment against Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping three women and keeping them captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade, CBS affiliate WOIO reports. Castro was charged May 8 with rape and kidnapping after Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, escaped from his home. Reportedly included on the indictment was one count of aggravated murder for allegedly causing the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. Castro was also indicted on 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping, seven counts of gross sexual...
  • The night beer and violence bubbled over in Cleveland [1974 10 cent beer night at Municipal Stadium]

    06/05/2013 5:57:23 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    espn ^ | 6-4-13 | Paul Jackson
    ...The '74 Indians were a smorgasbord of mediocre and forgettable talent playing in an open-air mausoleum. That year, in a city that fielded one of the founding professional teams (the Forest Citys, incorporated there in 1869), 85 percent of the seats at home games went unsold. All those empty seats meant a balance sheet written in red. The team's executive vice president, Ted Bonda, could put up with losing teams and an ugly stadium (he had inherited both in 1972), but he would not tolerate insolvency. Bonda called a meeting to discuss options for improving attendance, which must have felt...
  • Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant

    05/31/2013 10:22:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Friday 31 May 2013 | Ben Quinn
    Lou Reed, the US songwriter, poet and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, had a liver transplant last month, according to his wife, the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson. “It’s as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don’t get it for fun,” said Anderson, who added that her husband was now on the road to recovery following the life-saving surgery. Reed, 71, canceled a number of concerts in April and had surgery in Cleveland rather than in his native New York due to what Anderson described as the “dysfunctional” hospitals in his home town. …
  • Brawl erupts at Ohio kindergarten graduation, 8 arrestedRead more:

    05/31/2013 1:13:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 92 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 31, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Eight people, including two teenagers, were arrested after a brawl erupted at a kindergarten graduation in Cleveland, police said. Police Cmdr. Wayne Drummond said a fight between two teenage girls spread among adults and other teens in the crowd following a promotional ceremony at Michael R. White Elementary School on Cleveland’s east side.
  • Former Browns LB Reportedly Shot and Killed

    05/19/2013 8:42:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Dawgs by Nature ^ | 5/19/13 | Chris Pokorny
    According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan, former Cleveland Browns linebacker David McMillan was shot and killed on Saturday: I should note that as of this post, no local Atlanta newspapers or television stations seem to be reporting the news; the only source so far appears to be Ruiter, so there is a slight chance that the report could be erroneous. If it stands as true, may McMillan rest in piece. UPDATE: Ruiter responded to our question by tweeting to us, "sadly my report is 100% true." McMillan was a 5th round pick by the Browns in 2005 and...
  • Record Low Temperature Report

    05/13/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 23 replies
    .. Record low temperatures set at Toledo OH... A record low temperature was set at the Toledo Express Airport on Sunday may 12 2013. The temperature dropped to 30 degrees at 1140 PM EST breaking the old record of 34 degrees last recorded on may 12 1969.The temperature at the Toledo Express Airport remained seasonably cold overnight and registered 30 degrees at 145 am EST this morning. This equals and sets a new record low of 30 degrees which was last recorded on may 13 1946.... Frost advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am EDT Tuesday...The National Weather...
  • Cleveland Kidnap Victim Wants to Reunite With Son Conceived in Gang Rape

    05/13/2013 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Lisa Graas
    Cleveland, OH (LiveActionNews) — Kidnap and rape victim Amanda Berry is a recent high-profile example of a woman’s love for a child conceived in rape. Her fellow kidnap and rape victim, Michelle Knight, is reportedly another example. Michelle’s brother Freddie tells the New York Daily News that Michelle wants to be reunited with the son she had before she was abducted by Castro. He was born after Michelle was gang-raped by boys at school prior to her abduction. “She was a delightful girl, outgoing,” Deborah Knight, 62, told the Daily News. “She was very helpful. We just had a lot...
  • Kidnap victim Michelle Knight is deaf in one ear and will need facial reconstruction surgery...

    05/12/2013 8:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    mail online ^ | Michael Zennie In Cleveland and Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Kidnap victim Michelle Knight is deaf in one ear and will need facial reconstruction surgery after years of brutal beatings at the hands of her captor Michelle Knight, the longest-held Cleveland kidnap victim, suffered such severe beatings while locked inside the house of horrors that she will require facial reconstruction surgery, her family said. Knight, 32, was released from hospital on Friday, five days after she and two other victims Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23, along with Berry's six-year-old daughter were rescued following a decade held captive in the dungeon-like home. 'When she was severely beaten,...
  • When He Walks Contrary to Us

    05/11/2013 9:10:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 5-11-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Schizophrenia is no less schizophrenia if one of the voices happens to be talking sense. Hard schizophrenia is no less difficult if murderous insanity is linked up tight with weird, pathetic, and arbitary scruples. In fact, if such an arbitary pattern is applied long enough, one may detect a method in the madness. I am talking about our erratic public policy when it comes to protecting human life. Gosnell is a disgrace because he killed babies in this spot instead of the officially-approved that spot. As one observer noted, he is apparently being charged with murder because he enjoyed himself...
  • Cleveland Kidnapper Forced Victim to Have Abortion Five Times

    05/09/2013 6:21:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    As more details emerge from the case of the Cleveland kidnapper who apprehended three teenage girls and forced them to live as sex slaves for a decade in his home, a leading pro-life attorney hopes more charges will be made. Samuel Casey, the general counsel for the Law of Life Project has been closely following the case and he tells LifeNews it appears from reports of the crimes that the first young woman kidnapped by Ariel Castro, Michelle Knight, was raped, impregnated and forcibly aborted by Castro (right) at least five times during her more than ten year captivity. The...
  • Cleveland man could face aggravated murder charges for allegedly terminating pregnancies

    05/09/2013 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/9/2013 | FoxNews.com
    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man police say kidnapped and held captive three women for a decade, could also face aggravated murder charges for allegedly terminating the pregnancies of his captives. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said Thursday that based on the facts of the case, his office intends to seek charges not only for the sexual assaults endured by the victims, but also "each act of aggravated murder he committed by terminating pregnancies."
  • Oakland A’s robbed of homer by umpire incompetence (Angel Hernandez)

    05/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-9-2013 | Stuart Dezenhall
    In last night’s Athletics-Indians game, the A’s trailed by one run with two outs in the ninth inning. Up came shortstop Adam Rosales to face Indians closer Chris Perez. On a 1-1 pitch, Rosales blasted a 93 mile per hour fastball to left center field for a game tying home run. Only the umps didn’t see it that way. They ruled the ball had hit the outfield wall, giving Rosales a double. After a brief protest from A’s manager Bob Melvin, the umpire crew headed for the replay room to make sure of their call. Replays definitively showed the ball...
  • CHARLES RAMSEY: Take That Reward And Give It To The Kidnap Victims

    05/09/2013 8:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/09/2013 | David Edwards, The Raw Story
    The man who is being hailed as a hero for rescuing the lives of three women kidnapped for a decade says that he would like any reward money to be turned over to the victims. Charles Ramsey became an instant Internet sensation on Monday when he helped free Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michele Knight from the house next to his where they had been trapped for around 10 years. “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” he told WEWS following the rescue. “Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.”...
  • Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnapper, Is a Registered Democrat

    05/09/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2013 | By Oleg Atbashian
    According to voter registration records, Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, is a registered Democrat. He was also the alleged leader among the three Castro brothers, who were arrested this week, and the owner of the house at 2207 Seymour Ave., where the three abducted local women had been kept in captivity for over a decade. Why is this important? Whenever a crime or a scandal captures national attention, the pattern in the mainstream media is to either identify the culprit as a Republican or hold silence -- in which case we can rest assured that the culprit is a Democrat....
  • Charles Ramsey's turbulent 15 minutes of fame

    05/09/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | May 8, 2013 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK — Helping to free three women from nearly a decade in captivity would seem to be enough. Neighbor Charles Ramsey has also become a star, offering moments of levity in an unspeakably horrible story, free publicity for a restaurant chain and unexpected lessons in race relations. Ramsey lived next door to where Ariel Castro is alleged to have kept the women in a makeshift prison until Monday afternoon, when Ramsey happened to be home and heard Amanda Berry's scream.
  • Cleveland Hero Was A Repeat Domestic Abuser

    05/09/2013 4:31:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 46 replies
    TSG.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | staff reporter
    MAY 8--The Cleveland man credited with helping free female captives from a house of horrors is a convicted felon whose rap sheet includes three separate domestic violence convictions that resulted in prison terms, court records show. Charles Ramsey, whose 911 call and subsequent TV interviews have made him a microcelebrity, was once a repeat spousal abuser whose marriage ended in divorce following a 2003 felony conviction for battering his wife. Ramsey, 43, has said that when he heard captive Amanda Berry screaming and trying to escape from neighbor Ariel Castro’s home on Monday, "I figured it’s a domestic violence dispute.”...
  • Amanda Berry: Three captive women chained up in grim dungeon for a decade gave birth to five babies

    05/08/2013 4:28:45 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 113 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5-7-2013 | Chris Bucktin, Ben Rossington
    Gina DeJesus, 23, Michelle Knight, 30, and Amanda Berry, 26 , and her six-year-old daughter fled the house in Cleveland, Ohio. Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers have been arrested. Frantic Amanda choked back tears as she told police “I’m free” after she escaped the dungeon. Amanda fled the hell-hole thanks to a hero neighbour before her dramatic 911 call ended the victims’ ordeal . It had been feared that Amanda and the other captives – Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – had been murdered. After escaping the house on Monday just three miles from where they each went...
  • Cleveland’s Castro brothers ignore taunts during first night in jail

    05/08/2013 2:29:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 5/8/2013 | RICH SCHAPIRO , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS
    The nasty taunts of fellow inmates didn’t stop the Castro brothers from sleeping like babies. The notorious siblings suspected of holding three young women hostage for a decade in a Cleveland home were housed Wednesday in separate cells — where they brushed off jailhouse insults. “They seem relaxed,” said a guard at the Central Prison Unit at the Cleveland Police Headquarters. “Mostly they’ve just been sleeping with their heads under the pillows like they don’t want to be bothered.” A fellow inmate said Ariel Castro, 52, owner of the house where the women were held in chains and ropes, was...
  • Three naked women ... spotted being led around on leashes in ... yard of kidnap house TWO years ago

    05/08/2013 5:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2013 | Louise Boyle and David Mccormack
    Complete Headline: Three naked women on all fours were spotted being led around on leashes in backyard of Cleveland kidnap house TWO years ago - but police didn't take the neighbor who called it in seriously Neighbors of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro have revealed they saw three naked young girls crawling in the backyard of his house on all fours with dog leashes around their necks and three men controlling them, but amazingly police never responded to their call. The shocking revelation is one of a number of stories to have emerged from neighbors who say they reported unusual...
  • Was There a 4th Woman in Home?

    05/08/2013 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | 05/08/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    (Newser) – A chilling possibility in the Cleveland kidnapping case: Fox 8 spoke to law enforcement sources, and one of them says Michelle Knight told police that there was a fourth woman in Ariel Castro's house when she was first taken there, but that the woman vanished one day. Written on a basement wall is a female name and the words, "Rest in Peace," but police don't know if that's related to the case yet. However, Cleveland's safety director announced this morning that no human remains have been found at Castro's home after a thorough search, NewsNet 5 reports. Meanwhile,...
  • Cleveland police hit with claims of missed clues after 3 women freed

    05/07/2013 5:41:11 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/7/2013
    One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another heard pounding on the home's doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows. Both times, police showed up but never went inside, neighbors say. Police also paid a visit to the house in 2004, but no one answered the door. Now, after three women who vanished a decade ago were found captive Monday at the peeling, rundown house, Cleveland police are facing questions for the second time in four years about their handling of missing-person...
  • Police visited home where three kidnapped girls were held ... but left when no one answered

    05/07/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 7, 2013 | Louise Boyle
    Police knocked on the door of the home where three missing girls were held captive for a decade - but found nothing, it was revealed today. Officers visited the home on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004 as part of a child services' investigation but left when no one answered. Police had been alerted to the man living at the home, Ariel Castro, now a suspect in the abduction, after he inadvertently left a boy at a bus depot while working as a school bus driver. No criminal charges were brought and no follow-up inquiries made. Amanda Berry, 26,...